*Well this is fitting. The picture has temporarily gone missing, just as the dress before it did! And this dress doesn't exist anymore either. The bottom is now a skirt and the top went on to a new incarnation as quilt squares!
Every year or so, I like to pay to have a dress made that will serve as my "good" dress; one made by a professional. Something made by a seamstress who is neat with her sewing, and who can serge the seams with an industrial serger. Last year’s attempt at having a good dress made was catastrophic.
In the bottom of my fabric bin sat several yards of a beautiful high-quality cotton floral print that I had purchased almost a year before at a store out west